Wildwater Racing

Fairthorne Manor Race Report

Congratulations to all who competed at the Fairthorne Manor races, a great variety of craft and ages were present. Sue Templeton has put together a race report of the event.

Matlock Cancelled

Unfortunately we have decided to cancel the Matlock race tomorrow. The river is dropping quickly but is still forecast to be at 2.8m at race time tomorrow this would put the get out step 1.3m under water! At this level getting out below the slalom course safely is very difficult. We hope to see you…
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Canoeing Results Archive

Canoeing Results Archive website has been launched to collate older results of canoe competitions, if you have older results or yearbooks in the attic perhaps you would like to contribute to the website.

WWR Terms of Reference Consultation

The latest version (v1.17) of the draft WWR Terms of Reference has been released for consultation. Apologies to the eager beavers who have already reviewed and commented on the previous document.


To all affiliated clubs with a registered interest in Wild Water Racing. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the WWR Annual Consultative Meeting which will take place on Sunday 12th January 2020. All with an interest in Wild Water Racing are welcome to attend. Please see below for full details:…
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Draft selection policy for consultation

Please find enclosed the draft selection policy for 2019/20. This has been reviewed to bring it in line with other disciplines. We  welcome your feedback and comments. All comments will be considered and then a final version sent to the Governance Committee for approval. Once approved it will be published along with the other selection…
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Message from Peter Schofield

After some 20 years as Chairman of the British Canoeing Wild Water Racing Committee I’ve decided to step down so that I can focus on continue developing WWR  World-Wide as part of the ICF International Technical Committee. As a sport we’ve built on the very strong foundations I took over to achieve a level of…
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GB Team Selection Details

Selection policies and relevant papers are currently being reviewed. As soon as they are finalised they will be published and registration opened for the senior events for 2020. Registration will close on December 1st to allow adequate time for checking of all papers and details. It is intended to hold two senior selection races this season,…
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ACM Reschedule Details

Please note the date and venue of the ACM will be published shortly along with the relevant papers, notices and calls for nominations. It is likely to be towards the end of December.

Matlock 12th October cancelled

Unfortunately the first Matlock race in the series on October 12th is cancelled. The other races in the series are still running.

World Sprint Champs racing starts today.

The World Sprint Championships at La Seu, Spain kick off today with the sprint team events. Live streaming of the event and the sister Canoe Slalom Worlds is available here.

GB Start Worlds Preparation

The British Team is at La Seu, Spain for the World Sprint Championships which are being held alongside the World Slalom Championships. Training has begun on this tricky artificial course, updates are coming through via the Wildwater Racing Facebook page.

2019/20 Calendar Released

The basic details of the 2019/20 WWR calendar has been released. Full details for the events will follow shortly.

Southern Boat Series 2018/19 Review

Sue Templeton has produced a review of the 2018/19 Southern series of races. Congratulations to all who took part in these events.

Latest rankings and results

The results from the weekends races and National Championships are available in the results section, and the latest rankings have now been published. Congratulations to all who raced at the weekend.

Manor Farm WWR Cancelled

Due to the high winds that are forecast for this weekend, the event at Manor Farm on 17th August has been cancelled. Apologies to all who wished to attend this event.

Junior & U23 World Championships Update

Greetings from sunny Banja Luka. The team under the very capable management of Julie, Jamie and Nicky are getting on well with their preparations and looking forward to the racing. We have the opening ceremony tonight and sprint racing starts tomorrow. We have had a request from the ICF and the other National Federations to enter…
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GB team head to Banja Luka

The GB Junior and U23 teams are heading out to Banja Luka for the world championships. We all wish them the best for practice and racing, which starts next Thursday. Details can be found on the worlds website https://www.canoeicf.com/wildwater-canoeing-world-championships/banja-luka-2019

Anti Doping Regulations

Doping reminder – time is running out!And a final remember to all teams that the ICF has made compulsory the online anti-doping education courses to all senior, U23 and junior international athletes across all canoeing disciplines. It is important, especially ahead of the U23 and junior world championships in various disciplines, to complete the course.The…
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Tryweryn Descent Cancelled/Postponed

Message from the organiser Jamie Christie Unfortunately the Tryweryn Descent is Cancelled this weekend. Due to risk of flooding in the Dee valley they are having to try to hold water in the dam. We will reschedule for later in the year. Very sorry everyone, please spread the word.

World Medalists Honoured

We have added a section to honour our World Championship medalists. We have been successful in all classes of competition, and this roll of honour really shows how much we have achieved as a nation over the years. We are missing images for some of the paddlers, if you are able to provide photos that…
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Current Rankings Updated

The current season rankings are available in the downloads section – or you can find them here.

New Whitewater Safety Course

British Canoeing has launched a new artificial whitewater safety course. Aimed at supporters, parents and coaches who work primarily on artificial course environments. Image Credit: J Wallis

GB Team Profiles

The profiles of the 2019 GB Team paddlers are now available on the WWR website. Any corrections or new images to be used can be sent to web@wildwater.org.uk

Treignac Promo

A short promo video for the Treignac World Cup races. The Vezere is one of the classic wildwater racing venues, so should be a great event.

Pinkston Sprints Live

LIVE TV WWR SPRINT FRIDAY EVENING 12 JULY We have a Scottish ranking race that will show live on BBC Scotland’s new channel.Venue is the Pinkston White Water Centre in Glasgow. Exact details still being confirmed but there will also be some freestyle and polo. Great festival of canoe sport!

Website Ready

We have largely re-populated the website. The back filling of results will take a little more time to complete, but we have the main information back up and running. We would welcome your feedback on the website, what you would like to see, and if there is anything we have missed on the migration from…
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GB Team Selections

Congratulations to everyone selected for GB teams. Please note that all athletes need to confirm acceptance to secretary@wildwater.org.uk of their team selection by 2nd May. Senior World Championships 24 – 29 Sept  La Seu D’Urgell, Spain MC1 Ryan Hunt MC2 Ryan Hunt/ Jacob Holmes MK1 Ben OakleySpencer ArmstrongCalum GingellFreddie BrownReserve: Robert Jefferies WC1 Rachel Houston…
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Selection Results

The sprint and classic results from the weekends selection races are now available.

Wavehopper Club Champs Winners

Congratulations to Nottingham Kayak Club for winning the last Wavehopper Club Champs. Here we have the factory-fresh Wavehopper with many thanks to Wave Sport for sponsoring the event. Time to start practicing for the next Wavehopper Club Champs which will again be at the Nene this October. All welcome – Wavehoppers and any short Whitewater boats…
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